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Heartsaver® CPR AED

New edition! 2015 GUIDELINESThe Heartsaver® CPR AED course is designed to prepare students to provide CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Heartsaver courses are intended for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory (e.g., OSHA), or other requirements. These courses can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

After successfully completing this course, students should be able to:

  • describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
  • explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
  • recognize when someone needs CPR
  • perform high-quality CPR for an adult alone or as a team member during multi-rescuer CPR (child and infant CPR modules are optional)
  • give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a barrier device for all age groups
  • demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult (child and infant AED modules are optional)
  • describe when and how to help a choking adult or child (infant choking module is optional).

Upon successful completion of the course, including a CPR and AED skills test, students receive a Heartsaver CPR AED course completion card that is valid for two years.

Choose from classroom-based and blended-learning formats to expand your reach!

American Heart Association offers the Heartsaver CPR AED course in either a classroom-based or a blended-learning format. Both formats use the same Instructor materials, which gives you a complete, flexible training solution.

Classroom-based training is entirely Instructor-led. Students complete the entire course in one video-based classroom session with an Instructor, which covers course content, skills practice, and testing.

  • Hands-on instruction with an American Heart Association Instructor allows students to practice skills and ask questions throughout the course.
  • Students complete their training in a single convenient session.
  • Ideal for students with limited access to technology.
  • Students keep their workbook for ongoing future reference.

Blended learning combines self-paced online training with hands-on, Instructor-led skills practice. Students first learn the course content online using Heartsaver® CPR AED Online. They then attend an Instructor-led hands-on session focused on skills practice and testing.

  • The online portion allows students to complete exercises and learn at their own pace.
  • The hands-on session allows time for practice and discussion.
  • Students have access to Heartsaver CPR AED Online for 24 months after activation, allowing them to revisit simulations and videos after they complete the course.
What products are needed for each format?


What students need for classroom-based training

Heartsaver(r) CPR AED Student Workbook
Print edition 15-1020 $13.50
eBook edition 15-3116 $13.50

Classroom-based training consists of a single classroom session of approximately 4.5 hours, with skills testing by an American Heart Association Instructor during the course.

What Instructors need for either training format

Heartsaver(r) First Aid CPR AED Instructor Manual
Print edition 15-1023 $54.00
eBook edition 15-3114 $54.00

Heartsaver(r) First Aid CPR AED DVD Set
15-1019 $165.00


Heartsaver(r) CPR AED Course Completion Card
Package of 24 15-1810 $55.00
Single eCard 15-3004 $2.20

Heartsaver(r) Instructor Course Completion Card
Package of 15 15-1814 $34.50

What students need for blended learning

Heartsaver(r) CPR AED Online
15-1401 $25.50

For blended learning, the online portion is self-paced, and takes approximately 1.75 hours. The hands-on session takes .5 to 1.5 hours, depending on the modules taught.